Witcher Vista Crash Fix – How to

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I am sorry to post about a game fix here but I was horrified after spending a lot of money on a game only to know that its doesnt work properly on Vista.

Witcher is an impressive RPG that made waves at E3. It is the next big game after Diablo2 which I enjoyed a lot. Witchers are essentially the mutated Ghostbusters, a band of sterile humans with supernatural abilities and enhanced fighting skills based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

How to Fix Vista 32-bit Crashes

Open the Command prompt as Administrator in Vista
(Start > All Programs > Accessories > right click Command Prompt > Choose run as Administrator)

Enter BCDEDIT /set IncreaseUserVa 2800
Restart the computer and start Witcher

Detailed Explanation of the above
On a 32-bit system the maximum amount of address space is set by the value of “IncreaseUserVa”. Now the default value of IncreaseUserVa is set to 2048MB. The allowed values for IncreaseUserVa are 2048-3072MB. By increasing the amount of address space available for Witcher, we can prevent it from crashing. Personally I am able to play without crashes for a few hours after doing the above steps.

I recommend that you set the value back to 2048MB after you are done playing the game.

In addition to the above steps make sure you have KB940105 update from Microsoft installed.

Please leave a comment here if this fix worked for you.

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Witcher Vista Crash Fix – How to
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Alfred M :Alfred is a Pilot & Tech blogger from Bangalore, India. He has worked with DSL providers like AOL, SBC, Verizon & Covad as a tech specialist. Currently he is pursuing a career in aviation.